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We have the power to change the odds, together.

We find every dollar, every advocate, and every volunteer we can to address our community's most challenging problems. Together, we are more than just fundraisers - we are the hand-raisers, the game changers, the stop talking and start doing to take on the impossible taskmasters. And United we can do so much more.

United we help people live healthier lives. United we help children get ready for kindergarten. United we help at-risk middle school students succeed. United we help working families get back on their feet in times of crisis. United we help hard-working single moms get on the path to financial stability.

Those are the problems that we go looking for and we fight for a sustainable solution. Join us and let's change the odds in our backyards.

Your support is making a direct impact right here in Greater Lorain County. The money that's raised here, stays here empowering hard-working families and individuals. Join us because united we are able to do so much more than we can alone.

We only have one life to live and to live better, we must Live United.

If you'd like to make a gift today, please click here. If you'd like to know exactly where your gift will be going, please click here for information on our work and the stories of who you'd be helping or here for our regular blog updates on our efforts.

We are a force for change and bridge between all parts of our community. We fight for the public policies that bring positive and lasting change to Greater Lorain County.

Please see the official position statements relating to our current advocacy efforts below and either email Bill Harper at or call our office at
440-277-6530 if you'd like to get involved.

Check out our Public Transportation Advocacy statement here.

Check out our Universal Pre-K Advocacy statement here.

Check out our Tax Reform on Charitable Giving Advocacy statement here.

Check out our Medicaid Extension Advocacy statement here. 




Volunteer with us through Lorain County Volunteer Connection, a strategic partnership between United Way of Greater Lorain County and HandsOn Northeast Ohio that offers an easy and flexible way for individuals and families to volunteer at projects, while providing non-profit organizations a vehicle to further their missions.


Click the calendar to view the convenient online calendar and see the volunteer opportunities available. Lorain County Volunteer Connection offers: After School & Weekend Projects | Variety of Issue Areas | Easy Sign-up | Leadership Opportunities Family Friendly volunteering | No Long-term Commitment |

Interested in partnering with us? We have partnership and employee engagement opportunities for both the non-profit sector and corporate sector. Email Lauren Penkala at or call our office at 440-277-6530.